Places to Visit in Astoria Oregon

Places to Visit in Astoria Oregon
The charming town of Astoria boasts beautifully preserved Victorian homes and some of the steepest hills in Oregon, which have earned Astoria’s comparison to San Francisco.

There is no doubt that if you are looking for places to visit on the west coast of USA for a few days, you’ll love spending time in Astoria. The harbor town of Astoria is truly one of the most charming and beautiful places on this stretch of coast!

Flavel House Museum

If you’re a history buff and also enjoy visiting old houses with a haunted feel, you’ll want to add Flavel House Museum right to the top of your list of places to visit in Astoria Oregon.

You can explore the inside of Flavel House on a guided tour and learn about the intriguing house, the history of the Flavel family and how they lived. Furthermore, the house also boasts old furnishings and antiques still on display, which makes a visit here even more interesting since you get a true sense of how people would have lived back in the day.

Heritage Museum

Heritage Museum is housed in the city’s former town hall and it’s another place in Astoria worthy of a stop. The Heritage Museum is located a short walk down the road from the Columbia River Maritime Museum.

The Heritage Museum is a great attraction if you’re interested in learning about the founding of Astoria and the natives that lived in the area. The museum boasts many interesting artifacts on display such as tools used by the early settlers, as well as native American artefacts such as woven baskets.

Columbia River Maritime Museum

The Columbia River Maritime Museum is the biggest museum and also the most popular attractions in town since it’s geared towards all ages.

At the Museum, you get to learn about Astoria’s boating history and all the ship wrecks in the area (such as Peter Iredale shipwreck). If you love boats, you’ll most certainly enjoy this attraction since you’ll also get to be on board real-size replica ships docked outside the museum.

The Oregon Film Museum

If you’re a fan of the movie “The Goonies”, you'll definitely one to add the Oregon Film Museum (located near Flavel House Museum) to your list of places to visit in Astoria Oregon.

The Oregon Film Museum is housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, which was the scene of the famous Fratelli jail break.

Besides learning about "The Goonies" film locations, you'll also get to learn about all the other movies filmed in Astoria such as Free Willy and Kindergarten Cop.

Astoria Column

Astoria Column (pictured) is, without a doubt, the most famous landmark in Astoria and also one of the top tourist attractions in the US.

Astoria Column is the best vantage point in town being located at the top of a hill. From the column you can get lovely views of the town and the Columbia River.

Astoria Sunday Market

The Astoria Sunday Market is, undoubtedly, another of the top places to visit in Astoria Oregon hands down!

The market happens every Sunday and besides being a great place to buy local arts and crafts, you'll also get to mingle with the locals and soak in some culture!

Maritime Memorial Park

Maritime Memorial Park is located adjacent the Columbia River Maritime Museum and it’s another beautiful vantage point in Astoria where you can enjoy wonderful views of the Columbia River and the Astoria-Megler Bridge.

Uppertown Firefighters Museum‎

The Uppertown Firefighters Museum‎ is another great attraction where the entire family can enjoy a nice day out in Astoria.

The museum boasts lots of firefighting memorabilia on display such as old photos and old firefighting equipment. There is also a children’s museum on the top floor of the Firefighters museum so don't miss it!

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